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Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Guenter B. Risse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From the late nineteenth century until the 1920s, authorities instructed San Francisco's Pesthouse to segregate the diseased from the rest of the city. This book places this forgotten institution ... More


The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962

Frank M. Snowden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108996
eISBN:
9780300128437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108996.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the outset of the twentieth century, malaria was Italy's major public health problem. It was the cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunted literacy, ... More


Epilogue

Guenter B. Risse

in Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter turns to more recent threats to public health—new epidemics such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), as well as a contemporary resurgence of bioterror. With national ... More


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